Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay
14 Interviews

Roxane Gay's Interviews

In preparing for our interview with Roxane Gay, we noticed that she had been talking a lot about the shared traumas we have been experiencing as a society in recent years, both epidemiologically and politically. She shares some insight on that with us. We also talk about her own personal trauma, how she manages the dep

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Brad Listi & Roxane Gay 11 Oct 2023 • EN

872. Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is the author of the essay collection Opinions: A Decade of Arguments, Criticism, and Minding Other People's Business, available from Harper. Roxane's other books include the essay collection Bad Feminist, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel An Untamed State, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Priz

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Stephen Sackur & Roxane Gay 02 Jun 2023 • EN

Roxane Gay: An unflinching memoir

Stephen Sackur speaks to American writer, academic and cultural commentator Roxane Gay. Her unflinching, extraordinary memoir Hunger deals with her experience of rape and obesity. How scary is the level of self-exposure in much of her writing? (Photo: Roxane Gay in the Hardtalk studio)

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Spencer Bailey & Roxane Gay 05 Oct 2022 • EN

Roxane Gay on Using Her Voice for Good and in Service of Others

Roxane Gay describes her wild trajectory as a multihyphenate writer-editor-publisher-professor-social commentator as “fairly bewildering.” And she’s not wrong: Over the past decade—and with long odds stacked up against her as a queer Black woman of size—Gay has had a meteoric rise in the media and publishing stratosphe

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Alexis Madrigal + Mina Kim & Judith Butler + Roxane Gay 27 Jul 2022 • EN

Judith Butler and Roxane Gay on Gender-Inclusive Language

“Pregnant people,” a phrase to include those who can bear children, but don’t identify as women, has been used more often in the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade. Some feminists have pushed back against the term and other gender-inclusive language like “birthing people” and “people who menstruate,” s

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Roxane Gay & June Diane Raphael 31 May 2022 • EN

The Gas Leak (w/ June Diane Raphael)

June Diane Raphael on the psychological challenge of being a woman on TV and film sets, and why she’s leery of being “the good girl.” The comedian/actor/screenwriter/podcaster also talks about everything from menstrual moods to career ambitions. Plus, Roxane recounts the plot of one of her favorite bad movies.   Mentio

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